“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing” —Aristotle Click To Tweet
This was a tough lesson for me to learn. I grew up doing everything to avoid criticism. I was always, ALWAYS worried about “what would people think?”
What people think about my ideas? My business? My clothes? Height? Haircut? Marketing material? Grammar? Handwriting? I can go on and on. You wouldn’t believe the things that I would worry about. Sometimes I still do.
But I try to remind myself, that criticism is a good sign. It’s a sign that someone cared enough about what I do. I learned that haters are gonna hate, but where there are haters, you’ll find supporters and fans. When you move out of your comfort zone and stop thinking about what will everyone think, you can become yourself. And you’ll be surprised how many people like you exactly the way you really are.
I know I was 🙂